It’s the age-old question: should you redeem points or pay cash when you’re booking a flight or hotel? What are the factors that go into making this decision?
In this video, I share with you some of the guidelines and principles that I personally follow when making these decisions, allowing me to optimally allocate my budget of both cash and points in order to meet my travel needs.
On one hand, you need to consider whether a points redemption offers enough value, taking into account the fact that you get to earn additional points if you paid cash instead. On the other hand, points are deflationary by nature, so you always need to earn and burn!
Without further ado, you can watch the video below. (And watch to the end for some bonus footage from my first time flying a plane here in Dubai!)
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